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  1. Hi I am a 63 year old female who has afib. I have had it for nearly 18 yrs. I have been on amondarone and it didn't work. I have had four cardioversions that didn't work. I had heart surgery in 1999 to replace two valves with mechanical valves. So I can not take the new meds and I take warfarin for the afib and valves.

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  4. aha is this it ?

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  9. cannot seem to find information or answers from members on this site. not sure how this site works. Help.

  10. Thanks for the imput Melissa, any information is helpful.

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  12. I Geoman, I'm sorry to hear that you've got afib, but this is a great place to be for information and community. My aunt had a mini-maze surgery and has been afib free since then. On you can find information on all the different options out there for afib, and there will be more options in time, too. Good luck!

  13. Hi Melissa

    How did your aunt become afib-free?



    P.S. I am brand new and learning how to do this.

  14. New to the Team

    Hello, everyone. I'm Melissa Moss, and I'm the newest member of the team. I'm so excited to be here and to get involved in this community. Since Mellanie is running in so many directions, I will be hanging out here with you to help. If you need me to flag down Mellanie for a specific question, let me know. She and I will be in meetings in DC this week, but I'll be back here when things calm down. In the meantime, here's a link to my profile.